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    Fun & Safe in the Winter Mountains

    Where to learn about the tell-tale signs of avalanche conditions & rescue.

    One of the many perks of the Gallatin and Paradise Valleys are the beautiful snow capped mountains with all the outdoor activities at your fingertips. Whether you are going backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or any other outdoor winter sport, you should consider brushing up on what avalanche conditions are and what to do if you or your outdoor partner get caught in a sticky situation.

    The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center offers free and low cost fundamental safety talks. With Covid19 restrictions, online courses are offered with a socially-distanced field day at Bridger Bowl. If you’re looking for more hands-on, in-depth training, GNFAC hosts a calendar on their website for Level 1 and 2 avalanche certification classes taught by private companies.

    Did you know:

    GNFAC does the daily avalanche safety reports for the Gallatin and Bridger (Bozeman), Madison (Big Sky), Lionhead (West Yellowstone), and Cook City Mountain Ranges. Their report is available on the website or by listening into Bozeman’s local radio station, KGLT.

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